SAHARA Las Vegas teams up with World Central Kitchen to provide meals to healthcare workers

Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 17:49:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — SAHARA Las Vegas is teaming up with World Central Kitchen (WCK) in collaboration with the Nevada Restaurant Association to provide meals to the brave healthcare heroes of Las Vegas.

Tuesday, the hotel began serving 300 meals per day over an initial five-day period to feed more than 1,500 essential medical workers as they continue on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The culinary team from SAHARA Las Vegas, including Executive Chef Alex Pitts from Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, began preparing meals for delivery to more than 10 OptumCare Nevada healthcare locations across Las Vegas.

These locations include Southwest Medical Healthcare Centers across the Las Vegas Valley as well as OptumCare medical offices, home health and hospice facilities.

The food is being carefully produced and distributed following guidelines and protocols established by WCK – a designated nonprofit known throughout the world for helping to feed communities in times of crisis and beyond.

For those who would like to get involved, please email

For more information on SAHARA Las Vegas and the effort to support healthcare heroes, visit